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Retain your No1 smile
As your journey with us approaches its end and you’re preparing to show off your brand new smile to the world, it’s important to ensure the effects last for the long term. Retainers do exactly what their name implies; by wearing these specially moulded appliances overnight (or for longer if required), they help retain the new position of your teeth.
Typically made of wire and plastic, a moulded retainer based on an impression of your teeth holds them in position. Retention of your new smile is often life-long and can be discussed in detail with your orthodontist.
Types of retainers
As with braces, we have a selection of different retainer treatments to reflect your individual requirements.
Vacuum Formed - Commonly known as ‘clear retainers’, we provide a set of removable retainers to every patient. This discreet option is custom-made to fit you perfectly. Constructed on a cast made from an impression of your teeth, they will fit snugly to keep your teeth in the corrected position. Your orthodontist will advise you on how often you need to wear your removable retainers, but in most cases you’ll only need to wear them at night.
Fixed - A small metal wire is glued to the back of your teeth, holding them together in their new, more desirable position. Unlike our other options, these cannot be removed at your leisure. Fixed retainers are very unobtrusive and you’ll quickly forget they’re there. You will be shown how to care for your fixed retainers and be given some Superfloss™ to help keep it clean.
Our private patients enjoy one year of follow-up care during which time we’ll see you for regular appointments to ensure you continue to enjoy and benefit from your stunning smile and feel confident wearing and maintaining your retainer. During this period we repair any damage that may occur to your fixed retainer free of charge.
If you experience any problems with your retainers, please get in touch as soon as you can. Even if your follow-up care has finished we’re still more than happy to provide advice and, in most cases, we will be able to offer you a repair or new retainers on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Start your treatment journey to a stunning new smile today. Book your free consultation with our treatment coordinator today and find out how you could benefit from orthodontic treatment.